ABOUT ST. JOSEPH HEALTH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County (SJHS-HC) is committed to meeting the highest standards in health care delivery while ministering to the needs of the whole person – body, mind and spirit. This commitment to the people of the North Coast is expressed in the St. Joseph Health System's five core values - Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, and Integrity.
The health care ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange began in Humboldt County during the flu epidemic of 1918. The Sisters opened the first St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka in 1920 and committed to continually improving the health and quality of life of the people served. This commitment continues today and has been further defined by the vision of the SJHS-HC - to bring people together to provide compassionate care, promote health improvement, and create healthy communities.
There are nearly 1,400 individuals working for SJH-HC, making it one of the largest employers in Humboldt County. Our employees are the most valuable assets in assuring the provision of the highest quality health care, and they, together with our volunteers, donors, and community partners help us continue to fulfill our vision.
We are pleased to share our extraordinary ministry with you as well as the unique community programs that go beyond traditional hospital services - including our Community Resource Centers in Blue Lake, Eureka, Loleta, Rio Dell and Willow Creek.
In addition to the two hospitals (details below), SJH-HC has an Outpatient Imaging Center in Eureka. The Center is designed to provide patients with more convenient services in comfortable, completely self-contained settings.
About St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka
St. Joseph Hospital has been serving the health care needs of Humboldt County since 1920. Comprised of two campuses, St. Joseph Hospital and the General Hospital campus are located within a quarter mile of each other in Eureka. SJH offers comprehensive services including emergency, cardiac services in The Heart Institute, an accredited Cancer Program, Women's and Children's Services in the Childbirth Center (including Pediatric Care and the only Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nursery (NICU) on the North Coast), Neurosurgery, and Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.
Today the hospital is literally growing to meet the future needs of the North Coast community. On November 11, 2012, St. Joseph Hospital officially opened its new North East Wing to patients and the community. This state-of-the-art medical care facility encompasses 100,000 square feet and is connected to the current hospital at 2700 Dolbeer Street in Eureka. The North East Wing is a modern facility designed to meet the growing health care needs of the community. General features include: 100,000 square feet; Three floors – lower level, first and second; 99 beds; 20 Emergency Department treatment rooms, including two full, state-of-the-art trauma bays; 17 pre-operative beds; 10 post-anesthesia care unit beds; 12 ICU rooms; 40 progressive care unit (PCU) beds; Surgical Services (eight operating rooms); Cardiac catheterization lab; Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray, ultrasound and CT); Courtyard and expanded lobby and family lounges.